Thursday, 14 January 2021

Finished driveway

The driveway is done! It looks great - the car is sitting on it and feeling very pleased with itself.

I went for a run in the rain this morning, and every time we open the front door it is so nice to not have to jump across bits of wood to get to the pavement.

The same can't be said yet for the front garden....... 

..... but the plants are all lined up and can't wait to be get in to the ground. First we just need to move the shed, put up a fence, build a little retaining wall, buy the topsoil, level it out, and then the plants can go in.

Monday, 11 January 2021

Saving more money at the garden centre

 A neighbour put a slightly scary photo of our street on Facebook this morning.

"Red sky in the morning - shepherd's warning", comes to mind although it is very dramatic. 

In the afternoon Darren and I nipped to the almost totally deserted garden centre to check out the bargain section. We are looking for plants for the front garden and were not disappointed. 

The big pom pom plant was reduced from £150 to £50, the phormium from £95 to £30, and the bay tree was similar. A couple of them need some tlc, but some good buys I think.

We just about managed to jam them in to the car, and are going back tomorrow to get some more. 

Friday, 8 January 2021

Snowy run

 This is the first time that we have seen snow in Bicester. We woke up this morning and there it was.

The driveway workers weren't impressed, and after sadly sweeping some of the snow away, they decided against it and went home again.

We decided to go for a look around to see if the conditions were good for a run. 

On the way back we were beaten to it by our lovely neighbours who passed by us in the street. 

Our little run went very well, although the roads were quite slippy, and all of the snow had disappeared by the middle of afternoon.